Clark County and the rest of Southern Nevada are seeing an unwelcome visitor: floods. According to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, an advisory is in effect until 3:45 p.m. and heavy rain caused by thunderstorms are to blame. Low-water crossings are expected to become impassable and between 0.5 and 1.5 inches of rainfall have fallen already.
This potential for flooding is located primarily in low-lying areas as well as in locales known for poor drainage. NWS Las Vegas has urged citizens to take caution when passing through these affected areas until the advisory has passed. Residents should stay alert and prepared during this time as the severity of the flooding may quickly worsen.